Wellsville’s Scott selected first team all-district

COLUMBUS – Wellsville’s Nate Scott can now add first team all-district to his list of accomplishments this season.

Scott, who netted his 1,000th career point last week, was selected to the 2012-13 Associated Press Northeast Inland District basketball team released Wednesday. The junior has helped the Tigers to a 20-3 record on the season, including a share of the Inter-Tri County League title.

However for Scott – who is averaging 21.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists – the season isn’t over. Wellsville takes on Youngstown Christian at 7 p.m. on Friday at Struthers Fieldhouse in a Division IV district final.

In other area honors, West Branch, which captured a share of its first Northeastern Buckeye Conference tittle since 2005, had sophomores Melinda Trimmer and Pavin Heath named the Division II first and second team, respectively.

Walt DeShields is the Division II coach of the year after guiding the Warriors to a 23-3 season and a third straight district final berth.

United seniors Emily Zehentbauer and Courtney Hydrick, whose play helped guide the Eagles to a school-best 24-2 season, were named the Division III first and second team, respectively. United won its second straight district title, playing fourth-ranked Orrville on Wednesday.

Joining Trimmer and Zehentbauer as first-team honorees are Salem senior Ryan Bush in Division II; East Palestine senior Austen Reiser in Division III; and Wellsville junior Nate Scott, Crestview senior Ashley Harrison and Columbiana senior Khylea Fullum in Division IV.

Trimmer and Zehentbauer led both of their teams in scoring – Trimmer averaging 16.4 points, 7.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds a game and Zehentbauer averaging 15.4 points, seven rebounds and five steals a game.

Harrison is the only two-time district first-teamer and was the Columbiana County girls player of the year the last two seasons. She led the Rebels in scoring all four years, averaging a team-high 19.4 points, 3.1 steals and 2.9 assists a game in guiding the Rebels to an 18-7 season.

Bush, the Columbiana County boys player of the year, set all the Quakers’ scoring records this season. He is averaging an area-best 22.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

Reiser was one of the top all-around players in the Inter-Tri County League, averaging 21.8 points, an area-best 13.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

Fullum sparked the Clippers to a school-record 21 victories. She averaged 19.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.3 steals a game.

Also getting second-team honors were West Branch sophomore Pavin Heath in Division II; Lisbon senior Pam Pierce, United senior Courtney Hydrick and Springfield senior Eoghan Bees in Division III;

Named to the third team were Crestview junior Robert Logan in Division III; and Southern Local senior Luke Griffith and Heartland Christian sophomore Glen Hoffman in Division IV.

Receiving honorable mention were Salem’s Anthony Shivers, Max Wolfgang and Lindsey Foster in Division II; Columbiana’s Jake DeJong, Crestview’s Collin Gilbert, East Palestine’s Nate Keylor and Brook Gedeon, Lisbon’s Austin Rutecki, United’s Mackenzie Gatchel and Sam Spitler, and South Range’s Lexi Naples in Division III; Columbiana’s Megan Cutlip and Baylie Mook, Crestview’s Morgan Newbauer and Anna Hardenbrook, Heartland Christian’s Brandon Crawford and Kyle Burgess, Leetonia’s Trent Ferry, Ian Sevenich and Nicole Mann, Southern Local’s Kyler Woodward and Kati Hipsley, Wellsville’s Seth Bradford, Camden Douglas and Shartece Taylor, and Sebring’s Dylan Mick and Kelsi Settle in Division IV.

Teams were selected by a media panel from the district.